Charles Anton Gedgawd

Charles Anton Gedgawd
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 28 April 1917, p. 22

Alias Kasimir Gedgovd (in mother's letter)

Born 15.10.1897

Place Libau (Liepaja), Latvia

Ethnic origin Danish / Latvian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Charles Joseph Gedgawd

Mother Domicele Gedgovd


Wife Elizabeth Ann Gedgawd (nee Walton), married 1941, Windsor

Arrived at Australia
from Libau, Russia
on 1906
per City of Eneter
disembarked at Townsville, Qld

Residence before enlistment Charters Towers, Adelaide, Cloncurry, Qld

Occupation 1916 fireman, labourer; 1928 labourer, 1943 farmer

service number 520
enlisted 17.08.1916
POE Cloncurry, Qld
unit 11th MG Battalion; 25th MG Company; 5th MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918 (twice)
awards MM 30.09.1917 (LG 12.12.1917)
final fate RTA 15.01.1919
discharged 16.04.1919 MU

Naturalisation 1928

Residence after the war 1928 Gundagai, 1930 Orange, 1937 Sydney, 1943 Freeman's Reach, Windsor, 1949, Parklea, 1972 Blacktown, NSW

Died 5.02.1976


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised recommendation for award (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Crematorium - Mount Thompson QLD (NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Private Billy Meeske. - Winner, Melbourne, 2 May 1917, p. 8.

Eleven men thrown from motor lorry. - Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 10 February 1936, p. 2.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Their discharge certificate was their safeguard; it distinguished them from other immigrants. And it was certainly essential to obtain employment: Gedgawd wrote, 'I am out of work and it would assist me to obtain work if I had my discharge'.